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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Searching by Using Content Types

You can use content types to establish search scopes. In SharePoint Server 2007, search scopes allow you to define and group a specific type, or source, of content to more granularly configure and categorize your search. For example, you could create a search scope in your site collection which includes content associated with the Document content type. Then, if you run a search query against that search scope, all content based on the content type of Document will be returned in the search results.

Search scopes can be created either through the Search Settings configuration page in Shared Services for an entire Web application or through the Search Scopes configuration on the root site of a site collection. For ...

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